Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Henry Schein, And Its Supplier Partners, Disburse More Than $1 Million In Financial And Health Care Product Donations To 11 Relief Organizations In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
January 2013—Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Henry Schein, and its supplier partners have fulfilled its commitment to contribute more than $1 million in financial donations and essential health care supplies to 11 relief organizations serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, which struck areas of the Northeastern United States on October 29.
"We are proud to support the extraordinary work of the 11 organizations receiving our financial support and donations of health care supplies to assist in recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein. "These donations, supported by the generosity of our Team Schein Members and supplier partners, exemplify the deep commitment to giving back to society that has been part of the character of Henry Schein since we were founded eight decades ago."
The Company donated essential health care and hygiene products to relief organizations serving communities affected by the storm. The donations were made through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program, in partnership with the Company's supplier partners. Recipients included AmeriCares, Direct Relief International and Heart to Heart International.
The Company's Henry Schein Hurricane Relief Fund, established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, provided a pathway for Team Schein Members and others who were interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein matched all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members. All proceeds of the Fund were applied directly and completely to support the relief efforts of the following local organizations:
In addition, the Company held drives for Team Schein Members to donate goods at its headquarter offices located in Melville, N.Y. In all, the Team Schein Member campaign collected more than 2,900 pounds of food, clothing, shoes, coats, linens, diapers and other personal items for Island Harvest and The Salvation Army. Henry Schein Cares also provided "Hurricane Sandy Cleaning Kits" (including gloves, masks, gauze, paper towels, drape sheets, trash bags and hand sanitizer) to Team Schein Members who needed assistance in their personal clean-up efforts.
In addition to its support of community relief efforts, Henry Schein supported health professionals affected by the storm in a myriad of ways. The Company opened a disaster relief hotline for dentists, physicians, and veterinarians who experienced operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of the storm. The Company offered a host of financial services to affected customers, and Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions provided licensing assistance and other guidance to health care practitioners who wished to practice out of state or relocate. Lastly, Henry Schein held an expert-led symposium, in conjunction with leading health care professional associations, examining all aspects of practice recovery. The symposium, entitled "Recovery Empowerment Symposium: Emerging from the Storm," was held in New York City on November 16 and was open to all interested health care professionals.
In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters including the Colorado Wildfires in the United States in 2012; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, earthquake in New Zealand, and flood in Australia in 2011; the earthquakes in Haiti, China, Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the conflict in Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine; and September 11.